Banjo’s New Bottom: Day 2 – Boat Bottom Stripping

Boat Bottom Stripping Thunderstorms set us back a few days, but we were able to make progress after the storms. Today, Crystal Coast Industrial Coatings, went into full force on our boat bottom stripping with recycled glass.  Johnny worked fast and did a great job, even working in the rain for a large portion of the day.  In the end, he was able to get our Banjo-girl all finished up and stripped.  Our epoxy barrier coat and bottom paint also arrived.  The plan is to apply 3 coats of the…

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Season 1- Episode 2: Getting Banjo

Getting Banjo

Getting Banjo We have uploaded our second story-line episode named Getting Banjo to YouTube and Patreon.  In this episode, with a LOT of help from some dear friends, we get all of our stuff moved out of the house at Lake Norman.  We whittle down more of our junk.  Also, we find out that we closed on Banjo. After a seven hour drive back to Brunswick, we spend our first night aboard.  Then spend a couple days loading all of our stuff, and have a few boat  drinks.  Shawn is…

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Season 1- Episode 1: Finding Banjo

Finding Banjo

Finding Banjo Thanks to the recent holiday downtime, Shannon and I were able to finally complete our first “real” video.  We have lovingly named it Finding Banjo, and got it uploaded to YouTube and Patreon. In this episode, we meet Banjo for the very first time, and have our offer accepted.  There is some sailing as we perform a sailboat survey and sea trial.  There are some shots of a really cool looking historic courthouse, located in Brunswick, GA, that we stopped and visited while our shock wore off. We…

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Beautiful Taswell 43 All Season Raised Salon For Sale in New Bern, NC

Taswell 43 All Season Rasied Salon

Taswell 43 All Season Raised Salon Some friends of ours recently decided to put their beautiful Taswell 43 All Season Raised Salon bluewater cruising yacht up for sale by owner here in New Bern, NC.  Her name is Onward and hails from Vancouver.  We had only come across the Taswell name a few times during our boat search, and never had the opportunity to get aboard one.  So, until now, we really had been unfamiliar with the Taswell, but quickly came to love Onward. Quick Tour Let me tell you,…

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How It All Happened

We had no expectations that this trip would become the story of buying our first sailboat.  Originally, we were down doing a survey and a sea trial on a different boat, a trawler.  Afterwards, neither Shannon nor I were very excited about that particular boat.  Shannon woke up early that next morning, we talked about our experiences and perspectives and decided to pass on the trawler.  Since we had only seen one the boat, we jumped on one of the yacht listing sites and just so happened to notice the…

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